Understanding Industrial Globe Valves
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Applications of Globe Valves
Globe valves are used in many different industries, but particularly in the petrochemical and power generation industries on fuel oil pipes, chemical feed systems, steam pipes, as well as cooling water and feedwater systems. Other industrial applications of globe valve include boiler, main steam vents, and turbine lube oil systems.
Globe valves have many advantages that make them preferable over other valve designs. Globe control valves have excellent shut-off and throttling capabilities. In addition, globe valves are easy to maintain and repair compared to other valves.
Globe valves have also certain shortcomings. For instance, globe valves have an S-shaped flow pattern (as opposed to a straight-through flow pattern) which creates a significant pressure drop making them unsuitable for applications constant pressure is required. Another shortcoming of the globe valves is they generally require greater torque to open and close, requiring larger actuators to properly seat the valve.
For more information on industrial globe valves, or any type of industrial valve, contact Tri-State Technical Sales by calling 610-647-5700 or by visiting https://tristatetechnicalsales.com.